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By Yvonne Sherwood

This booklet explores the unusual patience of 'blasphemy' in sleek secular democracies by way of reading how accredited and prohibited methods of speaking and pondering the Bible and faith have replaced over the years. In a sequence of wide-ranging stories attractive disciplines resembling politics, literature and visible conception, Yvonne Sherwood brings the Bible into discussion with a bunch of interlocutors together with John Locke, John Donne and the Sep 11 hijackers, in addition to artists comparable to Sarah Lucas and René Magritte. Questions addressed contain: • what's the starting place of the typical trust that the Bible, in preference to the Qur'an, underpins liberal democratic values? • what sort of artistic endeavors does the biblical God focus on? • If pre-modern Jewish, Christian and Islamic responses to scripture might be extra 'critical' than modern speech approximately faith, how does this have an effect on our knowing of secularity, modernity and critique?

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